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Cat Gill, Borrowdale
Cat Gill
locality:-   Low Crag
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   gully (?) 
coordinates:-   NY269195 (about) 
1Km square:-   NY2619
10Km square:-   NY21
references:-   Clarke 1787

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Catt Gill
item:-  wild catplacename, Cat Gill
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
image CL13P073, button  goto source
Page 73:-  "..."
"... We next pass the wooded rocks, Catt-Gill and Catt-Cragg; so names I suppose from the wild cats which inhabit there; ..."

evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
source data:-   Photograph, black and white, Robert Southey's favourite sitting place, Cat Gill, Borrowdale? Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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Who is posing as a poet? 
internegative at lower left:-  "H. Bell"
item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS277
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